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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 04/11/2021.

Senior Theatre Practitioner - SODP

Job Reference: 337-EH-3490DT

Employer:
London North West University Healthcare NHS Trust
Department:
Band 6 Scrub Practitioner- CEPOD /Trauma Theatres
Location:
Ealing Hospital, Ealing
Salary:
£37,152 - £43,994 pa incl

Our team of more than 8,000 clinical and support staff serve a diverse population of approximately one million people providing hospital and community services to the people of Brent, Ealing, Harrow and beyond.

  • Northwick Park Hospital: home to one of the busiest emergency departments (A&E) in the country. The hospital provides a full range of services including the country’s top-rated hyper-acute stroke unit and one of only three hyper-acute rehabilitation units in the UK
  • St Mark’s Hospital: an internationally renowned specialist centre for colorectal disease
  • Ealing Hospital: a busy district general hospital providing a range of clinical services, as well as 24/7 emergency department and urgent care centre
  • Central Middlesex Hospital: our planned care site, which also offers a range of outpatient services and urgent care centre.

We are a university teaching NHS trust, in recognition of the important role we play in training clinicians of the future and bringing the benefits of research to the public.

To find out more about our Trust, why not view our video We are London North West University Healthcare

Our values - HEART

Our vision at London North West University Healthcare NHS Trust is to provide excellent clinical care in the right setting

We are clear that our vision can only be achieved by our staff, who are our most valuable asset.

Our vision is driven by our HEART values and behaviours which were developed together with our staff.

  • Honesty
  • Equality
  • Accountability
  • Respect
  • Teamwork

These values describe how we interact with each other and our patients and must underpin everything we do to achieve our vision.

LNWUH is a flexible working friendly organisation, we want you to be able to work in a way that is best for us and for our patients, and for you. Please speak to us about how we might be able to accommodate a flexible working arrangement whether that’s job share, part time or another flexible pattern. If it works for the service, we will do our best to make it work for you.


An opportunity has arisen for an enthusiastic and committed individual to join our theatre team as a Band 6 senior scrub practitioner in Ealing Hospital Theatre.

The post holder must be a registered nurse or registered ODP with minimum 2 years of recent experience as Band 5 scrub practitioner in operating theatres in an acute hospital. You should be a confident ODP/Registered Nurse with recognized scrub qualification or equivalent extensive experience in a wide range of surgical scrub settings including CEPOD and Trauma/ Orthopaedic.

You must be able to organise an operating list and act as a role model when leading the junior staff; with compassion and professionalism.

The role will involve working collaboratively with the theatre anesthetic and the peri-operative team to deliver safe and quality surgical care. You must have good communication and organisational skill to support theatre management to improve service.

Ideally you should have first level degree or working towards it and competent in practice supervision and assessment. The successful candidate will be expected to work collaboratively with the multidisciplinary team to provide excellent surgical care experience to patients. You will also take part in the weekend, nights or on call rotation to support CEPOD and Trauma theatre. On occasions you may be required to work cross site.

We have a tradition of excellence and our vision is simple, to provide a high quality peri-operative care, and invest in you the people who deliver care.

We offer excellent training and development opportunities, a friendly working environment. We welcome applications to reflect our diverse local populations of age, gender, race and disability. Please ensure you meet all the essential criteria in the Person Specification, as you will be judged against these. In line with the Department of Health's policy and in order to streamline the recruitment process, some of our vacancies may expire prior to the advertised closing date.

For further details / informal visits contact:

NameSandy YoungJob titleClinical Theatre ManagerEmail addresssandyyoung@nhs.netTelephone number07796705831




The Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults at risk and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We promote the wellbeing and safety of all our patients and carers by acting promptly on concerns, communicating effectively and sharing information appropriately, according to the standards determined by our policy and procedures. All posts working with vulnerable groups will be subject to an enhanced criminal records check upon appointment and staff will need to give their consent for the Trust to receive regular updates on their criminal records status throughout their employment.

Due to the high volumes of applications we receive for certain posts, we reserve the right to close any adverts before the published closing date once we have received a sufficient number of applications. After the closing date we strongly advise you check the email account which is registered with NHS Jobs regularly. If you have not heard from us within four weeks of the closing date, please assume that you have not been shortlisted

Our employment checking processes require that all shortlisted applicants provide the contact details of their current HR Department. If shortlisted you will be sent an email reminder to present the contact details of your HR Department at the interview.

Please note the Trust uses identity checking software for verifying the authenticity of identity documents provided by candidates.

Please note, as per updated UKVI guidelines, from April 2017 candidates appointed to any role that we are able to request sponsorship for a Tier 2 (general) visa will be required to provide an overseas criminal record certificate for themselves and any adult dependents from each country that they have lived in consecutively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Further information on obtaining the criminal record check for time spent abroad can be found on the gov.uk website.


Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order (as amended) and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) to check for any previous criminal convictions.


UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see applying from overseas.



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